Studio of Bill Ooms

Bill Ooms

Art in Wood

Bill was raised on a farm south of Chicago. Wood has always been a part of Bill's life. As a second generation wood-turner, he learned basic woodworking techniques from his father. Even as a young man, his desire was to envision and create new things. This led him to his first career in engineering, and now he has returned to his roots as a full time woodworker.

Much of Bill's early wood work was turning hollow vases inspired by the pottery of Native Americans in the Southwest. Later, he combined his wood-turning skills with his math and engineering background to create unique wood sculptures. Most recently, Bill has designed and built a complex and unique ornamental lathe to create highly decorated objects of wood art.

Bill is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and Ornamental Turners International. His work is in private collections around the world. His work has been published in numerous magazines including:

Bill's work has been featured in the following exhibitions:

Bill has been a demonstrator at:

Bill and his wife, Pam, have their home and studio in the country north of Prescott, Arizona.